RCFC's virtual meeting March 3rd features Mark Ludy, an author, illustrator and speaker.  Following his introduction by Dave Stewart,  Mark will share his insights on the creation process, including what he has discovered by “failures that have led to greater successes.”  Our speaker says that if we desire to grow as communicators and people, be active in the arts, grow as a business leader, spouse, parent or friend, we must come back to the proven recipe and examine the ingredients we are using.  
On Wednesday, March 3rd, at our evening meeting at 5:30, we are excited to welcome Michele Capots, owner of Dragonfly Path LLC. She is a mental wellness speaker, a mindset, along with a motivation and metal wellness coach. She has served as a peer support specialist and mentor for various organizations dedicated to extreme mental illness and addiction. Michele has published articles about her own mental health struggles in the Washington Post magazine, Marie Claire, and the Tribune Review newspapers in an effort to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. Michele currently lives in Arlington, Virginia and has presented to a number of Rotary groups in the US. Please email for Zoom link. 
Twenty-five students in need, identified by their teachers, were awarded quality boots & coats provided at a deeply discounted price by JAX Outdoor Gear. There are several positive impacts to the students: they will stay warm & dry in inclement weather; can participate in outdoor activities; and enjoy increased self-esteem due to the quality of the coats & boots provided. COVID protocols did not allow for Rotarian participation in distribution the gear, but a local Rotarian was able to help select hats & gloves to add for those in need.  The Rotary Club of Fort Collins had applied for and received a District Governors Matching Grant of $1,000 to support the Clubs $500 commitment for the local Boots & Coats program in November.

Mary Ontiveros, retired Vice President of Diversity at CSU was the final speaker in our RCFC special series, Peace Month/Black History Month.  In her presentation, My Life: Lessons in Change, she shared her personal history and her impact on CSU including development of CSU's  “Principles of Community”, during her 45 year tenure.
Fifty years ago she started at CSU as a student and quickly realized that Ft Collins was a very different place than her native Pueblo, Colorado.  To review the video of last week's program, Click Here.


Kathy Nicol announced $33,000 in supplemental funds from the RCFC Legacy Fund.  Funds were distributed to the following organizations for Covid Relief:
  • FOCO Cafe                               -  $7500
  • Food Bank of Larimer County  - $7500
  • Fort Collins Rescue Mission     - $7500
  • Homeward Alliance                   - $7500
Larimer County Fire and Rescue was also given a $2000 grant to help fund their relief work related to last summer's Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires.  Pictured is the Rescue Mission's temporary shelter, set up inside a former Food Bank warehouse.
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Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Online until further notice
Evening Meetings
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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